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Individuals and Institutions Making Progress against Abuse in Communities Together

This year, Safe Havens was thrilled to celebrate two committed and courageous women and a ground-breaking academic institution. They have all helped faith leaders and faith comunities understand and respond to domestic violence and elder abuse.

Our Honorees


Dr. Nancy Nienhuis

Dean of Campus Life & Vice President of Operations

Professor of Theology and Social Justice

Andover Newton Theological School


Rev. Dr. Jossie Owens
Ordained Elder in the Church of the Nazarene  
Former District Superintendent for the New England 
District Church of the Nazarene
Former Vice President of Eastern Nazerene College


Andover Newton Theological School

The oldest seminary in the U.S. and one of the only seminaries to train faith leaders in domestic violence and elder abuse.

And there is more to celebrate! Safe Havens bestowed its first ever

Next Generation Leadership Award

to an individual who has taken initiative and shown leadership in the fight against domestic violence and elder abuse. This year's award goes to our faithful volunteer. 


Izzy Katzman

for her outstanding leadership in promoting Safe Havens' work and domestic violence awareness through social media.

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